ATLANTA (Dec. 14, 2010)— Looking for the perfect last-minute holiday gift? Surprise the family and be the first to see the East Coast premiere of Peter Pan on a special preview night , Friday, January 21, 2011, at 7:30 p.m., with proceeds benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Pemberton Place in downtown Atlanta, adjacent to the World of Coca-Cola, will play host to this spectacular new production of Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie's classic story, direct from London, San Francisco and Orange County, California. Tickets are limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Premium seats, which include a pre-show reception, gift package and VIP seating, are $100. All other seats are $50.
Conceived by an award-winning creative team and featuring 23 actors, puppets, epic music, flying sequences, and the world’s first 360-degree CGI theater set, Peter Pan is designed to delight and engage children ages five and older. The performance lasts about two hours and is set in the threesixty° Theatre, which allows for performance “in the round” in a 1,300 seat theater-tent. The interior of the tent is lit with more than 15,000 square feet of Hi-Resolution video— three times the size of IMAX screens—so that both cast and audience are immersed in a CGI Neverland. When Peter and Wendy fly to Neverland, the audience flies with them over 400 square miles of virtual London and beyond.
Peter Pan first captivated audiences in London in May 2009 in Kensington Gardens, where J. M. Barrie was first inspired to write the story. The show played a 16-week sold-out engagement to 200,000 people, including a Royal Gala for the Prince’s Trust for Children and the Arts attended by Prince Charles and Camilla.
Peter Pan, The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up was created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie in 1901 and has been adapted many times since, including a Walt Disney animated film and a Broadway musical. One night, Peter flies into the London nursery of the Darling children, Wendy, John and Michael, teaches them to fly and leads them to the magical Neverland, “second to the right and straight on till morning,” where they live with Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys and meet the notorious Captain Hook.
Atlanta is only the fourth location in the world to host Peter Pan. Proceeds from the January 21 preview event will benefit the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Program, which assists CF patients and their families in meeting essential medical and educational goals in managing healthcare needs.
For more information, visuals from previous shows and to purchase tickets, visit www.choa.org/peterpan.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a not-for-profit organization, is committed to enhancing the lives of children through excellence in patient care, research and education. Managing more than half a million patient visits annually at three hospitals and 16 neighborhood locations, Children’s is one of the largest clinical care providers for children in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 30 pediatric specialties and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals by Parents magazine and U.S. News & World Report. With generous philanthropic and volunteer support, Children’s has made an impact in the lives of children in Georgia, the United States and throughout the world. Visit www.choa.org for more information.